Words

25 Years of “A Word A Day”

Mar 18, 2019 by David Randall |

A website with a love of words marks its 25 year.

Peel and Stick: SPLC’s Reckless Labeling

Aug 23, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS responds to the outrageous claims of the SPLC.

Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: New Children’s Book by AQ Editor

Dec 03, 2014 by NAS |

Just in time for the holiday season, Felicia Chernesky, the managing editor of Academic Questions, has released the children's book Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color.

Brevity and Eloquence—Lessons From Calvin

May 29, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Calvin Coolidge offers lessons in how to make words count.

Articulating a Social Justice Agenda

Mar 19, 2014 by Daniel Oliver |

Arthur Brooks tries to add a new layer of varnish to efforts to define social justice. 

Academic Justice and Intellectual Thuggery

Feb 24, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Academic freedom once meant protection from politics; now it means protection for politics.

The Unexamined Life of Academic Kindness

Feb 19, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Tumblr blog called Academic Kindness seeks to highlight instances of generosity, goodwill, and compassion in academia.

Indignation: Abusing the Language of Dignity

Feb 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The latest buzzword of the academic left is the nebulous term, "dignity."

Test Your Knowledge: Words I Learned This Semester

Dec 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Expand your vocabulary with these linguistic terms. 

Test Your Knowledge: Words about Animals

Dec 17, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

If animals could talk, would they call themselves by such strange names?

Test Your Knowledge: The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Dec 11, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

What's out there? Test your stellar knowledge with this astronomy-themed quiz.

Test Your Knowledge: Edenic Words

Dec 04, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Try your hand at this vocabulary quiz inspired by Genesis 3.

Test Your Knowledge: A Cornucopia of Words

Nov 27, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Impress friends and family around the table with these Thanksgiving-related words.